COVID-19 Tests Down, Cases Up
Wisconsin reports third-highest testing day, but critical positive percentage ticks upward.
The number of COVID-19 tests processed in Wisconsin in the past day went down from yesterday’s record high, but the number of new cases ticked upward.
As a result for the first time in six days, the percentage of tests that came back positive, 4.05 percent, exceeded the rolling seven-day average of 3.97 percent. The 14-day average is 4.48 percent.
Public health officials have looked for that figure to steadily trend downward as testing expands. The percentage has fallen in recent weeks.
A total of 12,148 tests were processed in the past 24 hours with 492 coming back positive according to the Department of Health Services. The testing total is the third-highest reported over the course of the outbreak, the number of new cases is the sixth-highest total.
Yesterday 16,451 tests were processed with only 2.94 percent positive.
A total of 19,892 Wisconsin residents have tested positive for COVID-19, but DHS reports that 65 percent have recovered (documented abatement of symptoms or a diagnosis over 30 days ago).
The number of people actively hospitalized with the disease fell to 355, though 39 people were newly hospitalized. The number of active hospitalizations is down 53 from the week prior and at a three-week low.
The death toll from the disease has reached 626, with 10 deaths newly-recorded in the past 24 hours.
Milwaukee County accounts for 316 of the 626 deaths and 8,388 cases according to state data.
Racine County has 940.6 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 919.7). Brown County, which is anchored by Green Bay, has 908.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 904.6). Milwaukee County has 879.1 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 849.7).
Kenosha (740.2), Dodge (439.8), Rock (414.8), Walworth (411.6), Forest (321.6) and Fond du Lac (219.9) are the only other counties with more than 200 cases per 100,000 residents.
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 344.2 (up from 335.7).
There are currently 951 ventilators and 379 intensive care unit (ICU) beds available across the state according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. Since the data became publicly available on April 10th, WHA has reported an average of 937 ventilators and 414 ICU beds as available.
Charts and Maps
Wisconsin COVID-19 summary
|Status||Number (%) of People as of 6/4/2020|
|Negative Test Results||291,367|
|Positive Test Results||19,892|
Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Cases as of 6/4/2020||Ever hospitalized as of 6/4/2020||Any Intensive Care as of 6/4/2020||Deaths as of 6/4/2020|
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitalization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 6/4/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 6/4/2020|
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity
Number of positive cases and deaths by county
|Wisconsin County||Positive as of 6/4/2020||Negative as of 6/4/2020||Deaths as of 6/4/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 6/4/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 6/4/2020|
|Fond du Lac||225||5,867||5||219.9||2%|
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